Metro Chinese doctor who raised the alarm over coronavirus dies as death toll hits 636 - Vanguard News


Li Wenliang, a Chinese ophthalmologist who raised the alarm coronavirus, has been confirmed dead after contacting the virus while treating an infected patient.

The 34-year-old doctor sent out a message about the virus to colleagues on December 30, but was later summoned by the police for “rumour-mongering.”

He died at the Wuhan Central Hospital on Thursday, thereby increasing the death toll to 636, according to Chinese officials.

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